How-to: Braze Repair of Damaged Axle Shaft Threads

Tapered axle shaft threads are often ruined by improper use of force to remove a wheel hub and brake drum during brake and axle service work.  Hub pullers are used to remove tapered rear axle hub/drum assemblies.  Used improperly, a hub puller can crush the end of a tapered axle shaft and mushroom the cotter pin […]

Articles: Welding & Brazing How-to

Articles: Welding & Brazing How-to

Improve Your Welding & Brazing Skills—Right Here!        Automotive and motorcycle  work can involve swapping engines, installing lift kits, building roll cages and tire carriers, restoring vintage Willys frames or repairing the broken and fatigued chassis of a Jeep CJ or Wrangler. To do this properly requires a knowledge of metals, especially their tensile […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Metal Fabrication Workshop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Metal Fabrication Workshop

Welding & Fabrication Workshop: Improve Your Welding & Brazing Skills For many 4×4 shops and Jeep 4WD owners, welding plays an important role. If you repair, modify or upgrade Jeep 4WD vehicles or four-wheel drive components, welding is a vital skill. Want to do your own welding repairs and metal fabrication work? See the ‘how-to’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Welding Class

Video Introduction to the ‘How-to: Welding Class’ In this video, Moses Ludel welcomes viewers and students to the ‘How-to: Welding Class’ at 4WD Mechanix Magazine. Hear what you can gain from these free tutorials! Tip: Open these video frames to “Full-screen” mode for maximum impact—this is HD video and full-screen ready!  In addition to the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Equipment

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Equipment

Learn More About Welding & Cutting Equipment for Your Shop! Do-it-yourself Jeep 4WD owners and 4×4 shop techicians value their tools. To install custom accessories or an aftermarket suspension kit often requires welding and cutting equipment. Welding is also the means for repairing, fabricating and modifying metal assemblies. Given the pounding a Jeep 4WD takes […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Methods

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Methods

Welding Methods for Fabricating, Restoring and Repairing Metals Cutting is a fundamental of metal fabrication work. There are a variety of modern methods for cutting metal. Some processes are costly for the home garage or small shop. Since welding depends upon metal cutting and heat, learning to weld often begins with oxygen-acetylene (gas) cutting and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Oxygen-Acetylene Welding & Brazing

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Oxygen-Acetylene Welding & Brazing

      Oxygen-Acetylene Welding, Brazing and High-Temperature Silver Brazing      This ancient spring clip has been glass beaded but still retains oxidative etching. Gas welding with ER70-S series filler rod floats out impurities and provides the tensile needed. Gas welding is an excellent alternative in this case, as TIG or even MIG requires cleaner metal. Broad heat diffusion and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Session One

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Session One

How-to Welding Class: Gas Welding Session One—The Right Equipment Enjoy this HD video, “Gas Welding, Session One—the Equipment!” (This frame can be set for 1080P and full-screen viewing.) Join us as the “How-to: Welding Class” moves ahead!   Click here for quick access to ‘Gas Welding Session Two’!  Gas welding is the foundation for all […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Gas Welding Session Five

How-to: Gas Welding Session Five—Lighting the Torch and Tack Welding! In this ‘Session Five’ HD video, learn to strike up the torch and begin gas welding with tack welds on 16-gauge sheet metal! (The video can be set and viewed in 1080P quality at full-screen mode—if you have the bandwith!) Click here for quick access […]